composer

George Gershwin

  • September 25, 1898 Brooklyn, NYC (USA) - July 11, 1937 Hollywood, CA (USA)

Biography

Gershwin, internationally renowned for his Rhapsody in Blue, greatly impersonated the American dream. Son of immigrants, an autodidact from a modest background, the young composer climbed the rungs to success in order to make a name for himself in the world of his so-called "serious music": in Broadway shows and Hollywood musicals. To start with, Gershwin was a remarkable pianist and was noticed for his virtuoso interpretations of ragtime in music shops.

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